If you’re in need of an unlocked Android phone that won’t cost you much at all, the original Google Pixel comes recommended if stock Android software and a quality camera are at the top of your wishlist. While the Snapdragon 821 hardware inside is a bit outdated and the 1080p display isn’t top of the line, the camera is top-notch and still holds up with some of 2018’s flagships if you can deal with some lens flare.
The Pixel will be one of the first phones around to host Android P when it launches later in the summer. Its GSM and CDMA carrier compatibility means it will work with practically any provider both in the US and overseas.
Just be aware that according to Google, Android P is the last new major software release the original Pixel will receive. But it will continue to get security updates until October 2019, so even if it’s missing some of the latest features, it’ll still be up to date on what’s most important: keeping your device safe.
Update July 6th, 2:08PM ET: B&H confirmed to The Verge that the Google Pixel deal is back on. In addition to the Very Silver color, the 128GB option in Quite Black is now available at the $379 price point as well.